This week has been one full of mixed emotions; on Tuesday my twenty one year old son attended the funeral of an old school mate who unimaginably took his own life. Such a tragedy that he was unable to seek help from the turmoil he was suffering. A very good friend of mine who is also my daughter’s Godmother lost her dear Mum on the same day. I am feeling helpless living on the other side of the world to her when all I want to do is give her a big hug and let her know that I’m here for her but our hugs and kisses have to be virtual ones.
Wednesday was a day of reflection for us; it would have been my brother’s birthday and he lost his battle with leukaemia thirty years ago this August.
Thursday was the day one of my work colleagues was lucky to escape serious injury when his Isuzu ute was concertinaed on the freeway. His life was saved by the explosion of airbags surrounding him.
I was reminded that life can and does change in the blink of an eye. Today has been a beautiful, cloudless sunny day and as I spent most of it outside gardening, I had some time to reflect on the week and took pleasure in some of the simple, yet beautiful things around me. I wanted to share them with you. How has your week been?